Archive for February 29th, 2008

McDonagh Interview

29th February 2008

In today’s Irish Times Donald Clarke interviews playwright, screenwriter, and director Martin McDonagh about his career, writing, and his new film In Bruges.

Spanish Films in March

29th February 2008

The Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival will be taking place in the IFI in Temple Bar, Dublin from 19-30 March, 2008.

This year’s event sees new releases from actors-turned-directors Antonio Banderas (Summer Rain/El Camino de los Ingleses) and Gael García Bernal (Déficit), Icíar Bollaín (Mataharis), and much anticipated new work from directors Julio Medem and Jaime Rosales.

We are also fortunate with the timing of the festival to coincide with the cinema release of Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orpanage (El Orfanato), from the Pan’s Labyrinth stable. It will be screening every day of the festival.

Newcomers that we’d like to recommend in particular to audiences in Ireland are Uraguay’s Rodrigo Plá (The Zone), Argentinian Lucía Puenzo (XXY) and Mexicans duo Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán (Cochochi).